In Multi-Billion 3PL Industry Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Apr 11, 2019 | Cold Storage & Logistics, News, Refrigerated Trucking

In today’s global marketplace, companies of all sizes are finding that outsourcing their logistics processes can result in long-term financial savings and improved customer service. In fact, ninety percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on working with a 3PL for their logistics and supply chain services, according to a recent Armstrong & Associates study. RLS Logistics is a leading 3PL company that has been providing temperature-controlled shipping services for over 50 years. Additionally, the company’s expertise in warehousing, transportation, and direct to consumer fulfillment solutions allows customers to utilize one provider for all their cold chain logistics operations.

“Over the past few years, there have been many changes throughout the 3PL industry,” said Russell F. Leo, RLS President/CEO, Transportation Group. “Mega-mergers, rapidly evolving technologies, increased regulations, and changing consumer behaviors are all impacting how we do business. Because of this, the entire industry is dramatically different than it was just ten years ago.”

RLS has earned a loyal and growing client base, and a reputation for reliable on-time delivery built on five core “Value Propositions” customers can expect, including:

  • A professional and knowledgeable staff dedicated to meeting customer needs
  • Rigorous food safety procedures
  • Custom-tailored logistics services
  • Flexible and simple to do business with
  • A data-driven technology platform

“Where larger companies have layers of management and bureaucracy, we are flexible and responsive to contingencies as they arise 24 hours a day. We know our clients, and they know us on a first-name basis; the lines of communication are always open. Through this simple, straightforward approach, we take the chaos out of the supply chain process for our customers,” Russell said.

Additionally, RLS offers a complete menu of services from fully integrated transportation and warehousing programs to standalone solutions. State-of-the-art electronic order management, shipment planning, and control, and real-time performance technology tools ensure the accuracy of every order.

Pallets getting loaded onto truck at loading dock.For example, RLS consolidates and delivers finished goods products to over 2,200 foodservice and retail distributors in all 48 contiguous states on a weekly schedule; provides pick-and-pack fulfillment services for direct-to-consumer customers, and provides cold storage warehousing at strategically located cold storage facilities.

“We are a true partner committed to understanding each customer’s unique cold chain needs and crafting a personalized strategy that will help their business profit and grow,” Russell said.

“We are a third-generation, family-owned and operated company who remain hands-on in the operation of the business,” said Anthony M. Leo, RLS President/CEO, Warehousing Group. “Every department and individual within RLS is held accountable to our continuous improvement program. The program is the measure of our ability to deliver our customers’ orders from point of origin to destination on time; at the lowest cost possible; with the correct quantity, product, and lot; damage-free; and at the right temperature. To this end, all RLS temperature-controlled operations are GFSI certified for storage and distribution by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and comply with all government and USDA regulations.”

For more information on how RLS Logistics can help your company succeed, please contact us at 800-579-9900 or info (at) rlslogistics (dot) com.